Molly Malone

Molly Malone grew up in La Grange. She was a young lovely girl raised free-range. Until she was seventeen, and three men came to the farm at La Grange. But she felt no alarm even as they took away Dad and dear old Mom. Oh, and she did sing, Oh her voice did ring, Molly…

The Hostess Stand Stanzas

That smiling face… whether you deign to speak at it or not, there’s a thousand razor-sharp barbs behind those little teeth. Those dull little eyes hold a vocabulary that would surprise. Oh, shit, she’s capable of more than a, “Table for two?” Her mind wanders as your eyes rove- oh she’s got an opinion of…

The five essential truths of living the artist

NO ONE GIVES A SHIT Most people show up to work, feel absolutely nothing, do absolutely nothing, and contribute absolutely nothing to anything without the tangible promise of money. That’s how normal people work. The fact that you’ve read this far indicates that you are not one of these people. Sorry about that. I think…

Beautifuland

Money lost is never money made.   Someone in Beautifuland was about to die. Breedj, a crystalline creature made of hexagons and pink diamond shapes, exhaled a sad, clattering sound and rested her pentagonal face in her diamond-tipped appendages. “Fhodrae means three or more of us. That word will soon have no application. Look at…

Quick review of Dark Moon

Dark Moon by Meredith Ann Pierce My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book two in the Firebringer trilogy reads great as a stand alone novel, but I’m now very interested in getting the other two books as I really enjoyed this one. This is a great story for anyone who loves books with unicorns and…

Still Life with Art…

All my rejected <FACEBOOKBOOK FRIENDLY NOW> that’s fit to blog! Based on an awkwardly true story of me sitting in the corner of a writer’s workshop dominated by women and attended by one very young man. Take what you will about the relationships and interactions between the artistically inclined sexes in this unapologetic, objective set…

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surrounded by Men

Piece of incredibly short writing that didn’t make the finals of a contest. Hope you enjoy it, or don’t, more than they did. I thought it was rather clever.   Everyone dies in the blink of an eye. My mother died in a typical way. The method of murder, you see, was me.

The Bead Loom, Part 3

“Have you seen your evaluations?” Margaret’s boss sat across the desk from her. Margaret had a lot of bosses. Attendings, nurses, the professors, then the directors, program coordinators, this guy. Lots of bosses. Lots of advice. So much advice Margaret almost didn’t know what to do with it. Margaret hadn’t read the type-outs, the attendings…

Leaving Early-Conclusion

I lowered the glass. “I guess I’m just not a wine or blood enthusiast. And I’m sorry, what are your names, again?” “Bad, worse and worst,” Brad’s voice interrupted from behind me. He knocked into my hand, threatening to spill the wine. It’s Brad vs. Bad. “Now that would be a loss, wouldn’t it?” he…

Alllllllllllll aboard…

the struggle bus. This song was written for a friend of mine who uses this phrase as frequently as the struggle bus itself stops. We’re both waiting to get off the struggle bus, in fact. Right now she’s sick at home, and we have a charity show to do tonight. Bleh. The struggle bus continues….